Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars are a no-bake dessert made of a graham cracker crust, fresh strawberries, and creamy cheesecake. With a layer of white chocolate pudding and a whipped cream topping, these are the BEST strawberry cheesecake bars you’ll ever taste.
This layered dessert has been one of my family’s favorite recipes for many years. My readers love it almost as much as my Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars.
When the warmer weather rolls around, no bake desserts are always a good idea. These no-bake cheesecake bars remind me of a dessert lasagna or lush recipe.
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If you’re looking for an easy dessert that’s positively bursting with fresh strawberries, I can’t see how anything could be better than these Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars.
The graham cracker crust is the perfect vehicle for delivering the creamy cheesecake, smooth pudding and juicy strawberries to your mouth!
You’ll fall in love with this dessert at first bite. I promise.
What do I need?
Here’s what you need to make perfect layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bars.
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Unalted butter
- White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix – Unfortunately, I am no longer able to find the Strawberry Creme pudding I used in the original recipe, but Sonic makes a Strawberry Shake pudding you could use (though I haven’t tried it). Instant vanilla pudding will work as well.
- Cream cheese
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Fresh Strawberries
- Cool Whip or stabilized whipped cream
For those of you counting along, that’s only nine ingredients for a homemade no-bake cheesecake. Not bad, right??
How do I make it?
Once you find out how easy it is to make Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars you’re going to be making them all the time!
1. Mash the strawberries.
Use a mallet or a strong fork to mash up four of the fresh berries. Set aside the rest for decorating your finished bars.
2. Make the cookie crust.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. You can also use Golden Oreos or graham crackers. Put them into the bowl of a food processor and pulse them into a fine crumble. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Then freeze it for 30 minutes while you make the filling.
3. Make the fillings.
Whisk together the white chocolate pudding (or package of strawberry pudding mix if you can find it) and milk in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together the cream cheese with mashed strawberries and confectioners sugar.
The filling should look fluffy, creamy and pale pink at this point.
Now it’s time to layer all these individual components to create an incredible strawberry dessert.
Take the chilled cookie layer out of the freezer. Add the layers in the following order:
- Sliced fresh strawberries on top of the crust
- Creamy cheesecake filling
- More sliced strawberries
- Whipped topping
I like to add a few extra slices of strawberries on top of the whipped cream, plus a few handfuls of graham cracker crumbs for a crumble topping to complete the look!
These are going to be a hit for your summer cook-outs, so you might want to double the recipe. Put it into a 9 X 13-inch baking dish to make sure there’s enough for everyone!
How do I store it?
Make sure to chill this no bake cheesecake for at least 2 hours before serving it. The pudding and cheesecake layers will firm up allowing for perfect slices.
One look at the ingredients for these Strawberry Cheesecake Bars shows you that this no bake dessert is full of perishable ingredients including cream cheese, milk and fresh fruit.
That means it needs to be stored in the refrigerator when you’re not eating it. It’s okay left out for about an hour or two, but after that you risk it spoiling prematurely. Not to mention, becoming too soft to slice.
Keep the bars covered and chilled and they’ll stay good for up to a week!
What can I use instead of Strawberry Creme pudding?
I’ve noticed lately that the strawberry creme pudding mix I adore in this recipe is becoming harder to find. If you’re having trouble getting it too, there’s an easy fix: white chocolate pudding mix!
You can find it or vanilla at almost every grocery. Add it plain or puree it with a few extra strawberries to mimic the “strawberries and cream” flavor of the original. It tastes just as delicious!
Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of Cool Whip?
I know some of you reading this are opposed to making desserts with Cool Whip or artificial whipped toppings. As much as I LOVE the stuff, I get why you prefer the real thing.
But this is one of those times when you do really need to use whipped topping with stabilizers, like Cool Whip or its’ store brand equivalents.
If you can’t find it where you live or prefer not to use it, I have great news.
I have a recipe of stabilized whipped cream exactly for that reason!
Give it a try and then use it to make these Strawberry Bars.
I promise it’s well worthwhile!
Dream Bar Recipes
Long time readers already know that I’m a little bit fanatical about my dream bars! I think they’re the perfect no bake dessert for any occasion.
If you could find anything to criticize about serving Strawberry Cream Cheese Dream Bars for the dessert it would be that it doesn’t have chocolate. I enjoy the pure flavor of the strawberries and cream here.
For those who NEED a little chocolate in their dessert, I have a recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars as well. I couldn’t possible pick a favorite strawberry dessert between the two!
After strawberry season comes blueberry season, which means it’s time to make some Blueberry Almond Dream Bars! Raspberry dessert lovers adore these No Bake Raspberry Cream Dream Bars too.
My favorite thing about dream bar recipe is how quick and easy they are to make, even if you don’t have access to a kitchen with an oven. You only need a few ingredients to whip up a decadent no-bake dessert like Turtle Dream Bars or Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dream Bars.
It’s too difficult for me to choose a favorite dream bar recipe! You’ll just have to make them all and tell me what you think.
- Banana Pudding Dream Bars
- Irish Cream Dream Bars
- Orange Creamsicle Dream Bars
- No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars
- Oreo Pudding Dream Bars
- Chocolate Mint Dream Bars
- Circus Animal Cookie Dream Bars
- Red Velvet Cherry Dream Bars
No Bake Desserts
Dream Bars are far from the only no-bake dessert recipes I have on the blog. Check out these other delicious dessert ideas perfect for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven!
Let’s start with No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies, a classic no-bake cookie made with cereal. I use cereal as the base for all kinds of desserts that don’t require an oven, from Cinnamon Rice Krispies Treats to Lucky Charms Bark Recipe.
Cheesecake Bars aren’t the only no-bake dessert recipe my family loves. My No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe is a summertime staple. Then when cold weather arrives, you can still keep it “no-bake” with this No Bake Cherry Hot Chocolate Cheesecake!
If the fresh strawberries in this Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bar recipe are what caught your eye, you’re in good company.
Strawberries are my most favorite fruit, so it only makes sense that I have quite a few recipes here on the site with strawberries in them.
Strawberry Cream Muffins are breakfast goodies I plan to make all year long, not just during strawberry season. These Easy Strawberry Scones are another baked good perfect for breakfast or your afternoon tea.
Want to have dessert for breakfast? Or breakfast for dessert? Either way my recipe Strawberry Nutella Crepes is a must try, full of rich chocolate and hazelnut spread.
Lest you think I only put strawberries in my desserts and baked goods, I’ve got a Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe to prove you wrong! Packed with freshness and flavor, it’s a lunch or side dish you can make in minutes. You can even add grilled chicken and call it dinner!
Like cookies as much as I do? You’ll love these Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies. The frosting is AH-mazing!
My Dream Bar recipes are by far my most popular, but this Strawberry Pretzel Pie is pretty popular in itself. Just like that Strawberry pretzel salad your grandma used to make, it’s a dessert you’ll make for years to come.
I’ve always enjoyed the combination of strawberry and rhubarb too. While I love a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, I’d prefer a Strawberry Rhubarb Galette. It’s easy to make and even easier to eat!
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Grab a pint of strawberries and a handful of ingredients to make this amazing dessert. Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars are an easy, creamy cheesecake bar recipe that’s bursting with fresh berry flavor!
Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars
- Food processor or blender
- 8 X 8-inch baking dish
- parchment paper
- potato masher or fork
- Offset spatula
- 1 ⅓ cups graham cracker crumbs plus additional for topping
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries divided, you'll need 4 for the cream cheese layer and 5 whole for decoration
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 3.4 ounces package white chocolate pudding *See note
- 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 4 fresh strawberries mashed
- 8 oz Cool Whip or Stabilized Whipped Cream divided
- Set 5 whole strawberries aside for decoration. Mash 4 of them for the cream cheese mixture and then slice the remaining strawberries.
- Prepare an 8 X 8 baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and mix until well incorporated.
- Press into the prepared baking dish, and place into the freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes to set.
- In a small bowl mix the 1 1/2 cups milk with the package of white chocolate pudding. DO NOT use the two cups as directed on the package. We want a firmer pudding. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place the cream cheese, mashed strawberries and confectioners’ sugar into a mixing bowl. Cream until soft and well combined. Fold in 1 cup of the Stabilized Whipped Cream or Cool Whip and gently mix.
- Remove the crust from the freezer and completely cover with a single layer of strawberries.
- With an offset spatula, place dollops of the cream cheese on top of the strawberries and gently spread until completely covered.
- Spread the pudding layer over the cream cheese.
- Top with the remaining Stabilized Whipped Cream or Cool Whip.
- Top with the remaining whole and sliced strawberries, and sprinkle with more graham cracker crumbs.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to set.
- I am no longer able to find the Strawberry Creme pudding I used in the original recipe, but Sonic makes a Strawberry Shake pudding you could use (I haven’t tried it yet). Instant vanilla pudding will work as well.
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Comments & Reviews
Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says
I’d hop on a plane to try this. Looks amazing. I have to ask if the Strawberry Creme Pudding is the powdered type that you whisk in with milk? I hope so, that’s all we get here.
Thanks so much, Lisa. I’d make one up just for you if you flew over here! 😉
The powdered version is exactly the one I used. It was the Jell-O strawberry creme pudding mix to be exact and can be found here on Amazon through my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/1SfsKNK.
Aileen Tovar says
So I made this over Easter but it was real watery. I kept in frig all night. On cream cheese are you using 4 ounces or 8 ounces. What did I do wrong
Oh, Aileen, I’m so very sorry to hear that! I used the 4-ounces of cream cheese in the recipe for the cream cheese layer, but the only thing I can think of that might have made it watery was if you used frozen strawberries instead of fresh. If they don’t thaw completely before putting the recipe together then the excess water from them would be a problem. Other than that, I’m at a loss.
Also, did you you use just the 1 1/2 cups of milk or the two cups called for on the pudding box. Using the two instead of the 1 1/2 cups I called for would have made it more runny as well.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and am sorry you were disappointed!
I also made this for Easter and had the same issue with it being watery. I used fresh strawberries. Is it possible that the cool whip separated?
Thelma Borger says
I have a few complaints………………..:Tub of Cool Whip does not tell me what size 8 oz, 12 oz. Also, recipe does not tell me when finished if it goes into refrigerator or returned to the freezer; is is covered, or not covered. I have just finish constructing this dessert for my bridge group tomorrow. I had to double it using a 9×13″ pan. Had to search for the strawberry creme pudding – friend finally found HyVee Brand in one of the HyVee stores. Would appreciate answers to my questions. firstname.lastname@example.org thanks, Thelma
Thelma, my apologies. I didn’t realize some things had been omitted. I incorrectly said a tub of Cool Whip as opposed to the 8-ounce because I was encouraging people to use the [Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe|https://www.365daysofbakingandmore.com/stabilized-whipped-cream/].
The recipe says at the bottom to “Refrigerate for two hours before serving to set.” I didn’t find a need to cover the dish, so you can leave it uncovered in the refrigerator.
I’m glad you were able to find the Strawberry Creme pudding. I have been able to find it at Walmart stores.
I hope everyone enjoys it tomorrow, it’s been a very popular recipe and my family’s really enjoyed it.
Thank you for your questions!
I have to give you credit in the professional way you responded to the posters “complaints”. When I read her post I thought it was more than rude. I’m glad it wasn’t me that had to respond to that…I don’t have that kind of patience. Anyway, can’t wait to try this easy to make recipe. I’m sure my family will love it! Thank You!
Thank you, Sharon. 🙂
Enjoy the recipe. Many people love it and I hope you and your family do as well.
I agree! The first thing I thought was how rude someone is to “complain” about something she’s getting for free! SO typical in today’s entitlement-minded society. Thank you for doing what you and your ability to remain positive despite…well…the human race being what we are. 🙂
Thank you, Kimberly.
Amen, Sharon! There’s no need to be curt or angry when asking a question. I, too, am very impressed with the tone of Lynne’s response. Professional and talented…quite a combination. Keep on posting because you have a huge fan base! ?
Well said Sharon, very abrupt comment by this lady,, it doesn’t cost nothing for manners these days ? Best wishes from WIGAN, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND ?
Wow, wow, wow! You MUST be an angel….would NOT have been my response either good thing I did not see it till AFTER I had to change your LOVELY recipe alllllll by my lonesome to make it gluten free…ppls expectations are too high, at least ask politely, call me “old school” but my mom always taught us if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all??♀️?
Ty for this?
It’s an awesome recipe!! Thank you for the stabilized whip cream recipe I will never use Cool whip again! With summer and camping starting it is by far the most requested dish I am asked to bring.
Judy!!! Thank you SO much!! I’m thrilled everyone’s enjoying it so much. You made my day! I plan on making it a few more times this summer as well since the family loves it so much. Yes, that Stabilized Whipped Cream is a life saver. While I do love Cool Whip, I don’t want to use it in every recipe that calls for it, so that recipe is a great substitute. Thanks so much for your comment!
I also give you credit for your gracious replies Lynne!
Thank you, Jeanna.
I love this dish, I can’t find strawberry pudding where I live so I put strawberries in my blender and add it to the vanilla pudding it works great. Thanks for sharing.
Tracy, thank you so much! Many people have told me that they’re doing that because they can’t fid the pudding. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it and came up with a great solution.
I used cheesecake pudding with strawberry syrup
Jan young says
Is this instant pudding, or the cooked type pudding?
Jan, all of my dream bar recipes use instant pudding. If you use cooked, I would definitely allow it to cool completely before adding it to the recipe.
Megan @ MegUnprocessed says
I love no-bake and I love strawberries!
Me, too, Megan. It’s the best of both worlds!
Danielle - The Creative Bite says
The layers on this are so pretty!
Thank you very much, Danielle!
They all look yummy will be making them the only thing is where does one find the st jello don,t think we have it in Canada
Corinne, I’ve found it at WalMart here in the U.S., but you can also find it here on Amazon (this is an affiliate link): http://amzn.to/1SfsKNK
Can you add sugar to the strawberries? Also, can you use a different type of crust? Thanks, look good.
Marge, I don’t think any sugar needs to be added to the strawberries as the end dessert is sweet enough, but you are certainly more then welcome to add it if you feel the need.
In regards to the crust, you could definitely substitute some Golden or regular Oreos as I’ve used in my other dream bar recipes. I used the graham crackers as I thought the Oreos might be too sweet.
Pamela Griffith says
Could I use crushed golden sandwich cookies instead of the graham crackers?
Pamela, you could definitely use the sandwich cookies in place of the graham crackers. I thought the cookies might be a bit too sweet, so opted for the graham crackers. Would love to know what you think when you try them!
Diane Casados says
I wanted to forward the recipe to my email but I didn’t find a forward button. Could you please send the recipe to my email address?
This looks so refreshing. After making do you put in freezer or fridge and how long do they need to set after making please?
Irish, thank you for asking – I didn’t realize I’d omitted that from the recipe. The dessert needs to be refrigerated for at least two hours before serving. I’ve fixed the recipe to reflect that. Thanks!
Reuel Stevens says
Where do you find the strawberry pudding, I have never seen it at a store.
Reuel, I found it at my local Walmart and at my local grocery store. You can also purchase it from Amazon through my affiliate link:
Pauline Cardoso says
Yum can’t wait to make these, no bake strawberry creme bars. I love strawberries.
Thanks so much, Pauline. I hope you enjoy them!
Elizabeth Richburg says
I am going to try using the graham cracker pie crust already made and probably make 2 pies, maybe 3. What do you think?
Elizabeth, if you double the recipe then you will be able to get two pies, maybe the third, but if only making the recipe as is it will just be one pie. Hope that helps! I found this at Comfortably Domestic – 1 8 X 8 will transfer to a (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate.
Elizabeth Richburg says
I have a deep dish pie plate so will use that. Thanks!
A pretzel crust (crushed pretzels and melted butter) would be amazing with this. I think I’ll try it out!
Great idea, Stacy! It sounds delicious!
All of your recipes look delicious.
Thank you so much, Patsy!
I love to cook but I dont have a clue what stabilized whipped cream is and where to get it
I use the stabilized whipped cream as a replacement for the Cool Whip. It’s just a thicker whipped cream that holds up well in dessert recipes. Regular whipped cream would have a tendency to flop or become liquidy if the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar are not used. 🙂
Here’s the link to my Stabilized Whipped Cream. Feel free to use Cool Whip if you’d like. I just wanted to give people an option.
Kathy Bertolino says
I’m gluten free what can I replace gram crackers with?
Kathy, there are so many options for cookies and crackers that are gluten free now that I’m sure if you do a Google search for gluten free graham crackers you’ll find something you can locate in your local grocery store. If you don’t, you can substitute the same amount of cookie crumbs (your choice of gluten free cookie) for the graham crackers. 🙂
Hi! My 11 yr old daughter made this for me, for Mother’s Day (with a little guidance). It was delicious, we all loved it!! She used vanilla pudding in place of strawberry since we couldn’t find the strawberry, still delicious☺. Thanks!!
Oh, Courtney, that makes me melt!! What a wonderful Mother’s Day present. Please give your daughter a HUGE hug for me!
I’m so glad you all enjoyed them and thanks so much for letting me know!
Gayatri Mantra says
These look sooooooooooooo yummy !
This looks so good I will have to see if the pudding is gluten free!
I would like to know about the creamy strawberry cheese layer. I love strawberries and cheese is one of my favorite foods. Could you please tell me how to make this layer?
Thank you. I just found this site. It was shared on facebook.
I located the complete receipt. Sorry for my lack of common sense. I like your receipts and am looking forward to reading your post that are in the past and the future. Thank you for the time you take putting these receipts together.
No problem, Kay. You are very welcome. I appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you more. I hope you enjoy the dream bars.
Since I could not find the strawberry cream pudding, I used the cheesecake flavor and added some melted strawberry jam and a couple drops red food die. It came out great!
Ah, Linda I love the adjustments! This will be great for people who are unable to locate the Strawberry Cream Pudding. Thank you!
Unfortunately, the pudding is no where to be found. I went to 5 stores including Walmart and I’m making tonight. I bought vanilla pudding instead an wondering if I should dye it red to at least to give it the color effect or add some strawberry jello powder. What do you think? Thanks!
Oh, Nicole, that stinks! I’m so sorry that you couldn’t find it! UGH! I think the vanilla pudding will be fine with it. You’ll still have the flavor of the sliced strawberries and the strawberries in the cream cheese, so I think you’ll be ok. I’ve never added jello powder to a pudding before and don’t know how that would taste, so I wouldn’t want to suggest it and then have it ruin the whole dessert. I also found that the Strawberry Pudding was a bit sweet, so maybe the vanilla will be a nice balance. Please let me know how it turns out, I’d love to hear!
Made this. Eating it tonight after our anniversary dinner. When I was cleaning up I tasted the spoon for the pudding. Hmm…not sure I will like the Strawberry cream pudding. THinking next time I will try cheesecake flavored…or even a chocolate pudding could be interesting.
Cheryl, I honestly did not like the strawberry cream pudding by itself and would never eat it that way, but I thought it worked well with the other layers. I hope you like it. I think the cheesecake pudding would be really good with it, too!
Thanks. It did turn out pretty good. Mine was in the fridge over night, but it was still pretty soft. Was hard to dish up. Might have done better in clear cups to eat as a parfait. Wonder if I should put it in the freezer a bit.
Leeanne Nelson says
I used vanilla pudding and pureed strawberries and mixed them into the pudding. That turned out amazing. I also tried the strawberry creme pudding mix and it wasn’t bad either. It is so easy and good!
Leeanne, I’m so happy to hear that. Thanks so much for letting me know. I love the idea of the strawberries mixed into the pudding, too. I never would have thought of that one!
MIX the cream cheese up first with the confectionary sugar, then add the mashed strawberries or you will have a lumby bumby liquidy mess!!!!! Otherwise recipe went well!
Glad you enjoyed it, Diana. Sorry if the cream cheese mixture was an issue.
Mark _ says
So what is or where do you find Strawberry Creme [sic] Pudding? I looked at Giant Eagle and Save A lot and Rulli Brothers which carries a lot of spices and more exotic foods and could not find it to save my dessert. Of course after reading through all the comments I see someone else had the same issue and you steered them toward Walmart. Guess I’ll have to give them a try, and I really wanted to make this today for some guests!
Yes, Mark, people I did find the Strawberry Creme pudding at Walmart, but many people have also told me that they’ve put crushed strawberries into vanilla pudding or strawberry jam in vanilla pudding and it turned out great. They’ve also just used plain vanilla and liked it also. I haven’t tried it with these substitutions, but it sounds as if others are enjoying the dessert with them just as much. I hope everything worked out for you!
So I have the strawberry crime pudding made by jello and I see you say use one cup instead of two like the box says well my boxes come in 3.4oz so do I use one cup for all or one cup of milk for each box??
Tiffany, the box called for in the recipe IS ONE 3.4-ounce box. With that one box you want to use ONLY 1 1/2 cups milk. If you are doubling the recipe and using TWO boxes, you will use 3 cups of milk (1 1/2 cups milk for EACH 3.4-ounce box).
Barb Cory says
I need help how many cream cheese do I use. It is me, not being able to figure it out. Please help. This looks so yummy. I did find some strawberry pudfing. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.
Barb, you’ll need four ounces of cream cheese.
Sandi Durham says
Just getting ready to make this wonderful looking dessert for my 22 year old grandaughter’s birthday. Do I use instant pudding not??? ?
Barbara O'Brien says
I’m making this dessert for Christmas dinner. I couldn’t find Jello Strawberry Cream pudding, but noticed a new one called Strawberry Cupcake ougging by Jello. I’m hoping it will taste as good.
Barbara O'Brien says
That should have said pudding, not ougging. Sorry!
Karen Richards says
Why Does Google Post Advertisement Ads In The Middle Of The Recipe?? This Is Very Annoying And Cannot Seem To Be Able To Remove It !!
Esther Lord says
Hi Lynne, I made this totally amazing dessert of yours and let me just say, OH MAN ? !!! These bars are most definitely a new family favorite ?. I could not find the Strawberry Jell-O that was listed as an ingredient so, I used Royal brand Strawberry Pie filling. And your recommendation about using 2 1/2 cups of the heavy whipping cream instead of just the 2 cups the box calls for was an excellent recommendation. Thank you for sharing this amazingly delicious dessert. I can’t wait to make it again for others to taste ?✌
SOOOO many pop-ups!!!! I finally gave up. I couldn’t get to a recipe, let alone read it, without being interrupted, and all that stuff means the page is constantly loading. What I could see looked really good, but it took me forever to look at three recipes.
This looks delicious and I think it will be the perfect dessert for Easter – can’t wait to try it!
i have just discovered your recipes, thank you. They are sounding wonderful.I just printed out two and see they have advertisements all through the middle of the printed recipe. Are all of the recipes going to print out with adds in them?
Sandi Durham says
Instant pudding or not??? ?
I did use instant pudding when I made these bars, so that is what is called for in the recipe. Hope your granddaughter enjoys them! Wish her a Happy Birthday for me!
I agree with Sandi (above), nowhere in the recipe does it say INSTANT pudding, soi thank you for making it clear.
Jennifer Farley says
These look heavenly! I could eat the entire batch 🙂
Thanks, Jennifer! It is definitely hard not to!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons says
This is so perfect for summer! Delicious!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Hand me over the entire pan of these and nobody gets hurt! LOL Yum!
You’ll have to fight me for them, Ashley! 😉
Donna Edwards says
Is it one 8 ounce tub of cool whip or 18 ounces of cool whip used in this recipe? Don’t know why recipes don’t show the ounces amount in parenthesis- so its easier to read and understand the amount needed.
Donna, it is one (8-ounce) tub of Cool Whip.
Enjoy the recipe!
Very Good this cheese cake recipe, I will probably make again. Really this cake recipe is very helpful for everyone. Thanks for sharing this nice cake recipe.
V dnt hav graham crakers, can I use tiffany digestive biscuit fr the crust??? But wht ratio of biscuits n butter for crunchy base nt soggy.
if you’re going to use digestive biscuits for the crust, use a food processor to make them into 1 1/3 cups of crumb and then use the same amount of butter as called for in the recipe. Using the exact amounts as called for in the recipe even though you are substituting digestive biscuit crumbs for graham cracker crumbs will still give you a crunchy base, not soggy.
And I didn’t found instant pudding, so wid da regular pudding need to add it in boiling milk or just mix in cold milk n put in fridge, plus can v add litle gelatin powder so it stay firmer
Feriha, I’ve never used anything but an instant pudding when making this recipe. That being said, you should still be able to use it without any issues. I would decrease the milk used for boiling by a half cup. So, if the directions on the pudding box say to use 2 cups of milk, I would only use 1 1/2 cups to that the pudding is a bit firmer. That way there won’t be any need to add gelatin powder to it either. Be sure to cool the pudding COMPLETELY after boiling it before adding it to the dessert, too!
I am making this for the first time, I’ve never worked with pudding before. I found Junket Danish Dessert strawberry creme pudding/pie filling/glaze. The box says to boil the powder first, but do I use the pie filling directions or the pudding directions?
Courtney, since I’m not at all familiar with the product, I don’t have any idea if it’s similar to the instant pudding I’ve used in the recipe and therefore can’t recommend using it.
If you’d still like to try it, I would use only 3/4 of the amount of liquid called for on the box (if the box says to use 2 cups boiling water, only use 1 1/2 cups) so that it sets up firmly. Also, make sure to cool it COMPLETELY before adding it to the dessert. If it’s heated, you’ll just have a mess on your hands.
I wish I could tell you more definitively! I’d love to hear how it turns out in case other readers have wondered about using the Junket product, too!
Francoise Lafond says
I shopped everywhere and I can not find the Strawberry Creme Pudding; what can I use instead?
You can use vanilla pudding or white chocolate pudding and add some more sliced strawberries to that layer. Also, some readers have added some strawberry jam to it as well.
Nice recipe thanks for sharing
Very delicious recipes…:)
I’m currently waiting for it to set in the freezer and I tried this once before for a Christmas party and it was wonderful! Thank you so much for the recipe!
Mary Rue says
Strawberry cheesecake is my husbands favorite and he says this is the best cheesecake he’s ever had! He absolutely LOVES it!
Mary, please give your husband a BIG hug for me and tell him I love him. 😉
I am thrilled that he loves them so much!
Thanks for letting me know and for rating them, too.
Vanilla pudding strawberry extract and some red food coloring is what I used for the strawberry pudding.
Joe, great ideas! Thanks for letting us know.
Autumn Brooke says
I don’t think you can go wrong with any lush recipe. The flavors in this one sound really good.
love this Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars. seems so delicious and unique one
Thanks for sharing these Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars, these bars seems so amazing , will love to try this delicious bars.
Rosanne Harris says
I used Vanilla wafers as a crust. It was amazing. I as well used Cheesecake pudding and added three fresh strawberries.
A very good Summer dessert.
Judy Mahan says
Great recipe. I needed to make enough for 24 people and put in individual cups so I made this into a time consuming recipe. Next time, they can cut their own servings! I used Sugar free Vanilla White Chocolate Instant pudding. I also used Truvia Confecttionary Sugar and Sugar free Cool Whip for the Diabetics among us.
Louise Kelley says
I wonder how it would taste if you added some strawberry extract to vanilla pudding and used that
Good question, Louise! I never thought about doing that, so I’m wondering how it would taste, too!